Mom Motivation & Empowerment, The Little Things That Count

The Decision To Make Your Day Great

I made the decision in growing in gratitude to make my day great regardless of the circumstances at hand. I was giving the great opportunity and responsibility to not allow events, people, comments, or what may be lingering at home to have power over the blessing of having life each day. The truth is not… Continue reading The Decision To Make Your Day Great

Mom Motivation & Empowerment, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Meek Not Weak : Recognizing Your Inner Strength

I've always admired in full regards the character trait of meekness. I found myself as a chronic people pleaser who despised any form of conflict struggling at times on how to differentiate between meekness and my inner warrior spirit. I've gained through age, experiences, and spiritual maturity more of a clarity in understanding my inner… Continue reading Meek Not Weak : Recognizing Your Inner Strength

Mom Motivation & Empowerment, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Wait Lil Mama : Growing In Patience

My six year old daughter has tugged my attention for two weeks about her loose tooth. She's discovered the magic of the tooth fairy, and she loves to buy her own stuff at a nearby Dollar Tree, so she's eager to have the tooth gone. Payton has gone as far to ask me to pull… Continue reading Wait Lil Mama : Growing In Patience

Family Matters, The Little Things That Count

A Generation Gone But Not Forgotten : Taking The Torch

My fondest memories growing up on the " Ave" in Augusta, Ga was the smell of pit cooked barbecue from my Uncle's restaurant Perry's Pig around the corner. I would walk home from school to see the usual older ladies sitting on the porch knowing I better open my mouth up to speak with respect… Continue reading A Generation Gone But Not Forgotten : Taking The Torch

Being Authentic, Mom Motivation & Empowerment

My Story Matters , Even If It’s Just For Myself

I'm a pretty a transparent person admittedly. I've openly shared as a writer through my blog for a few years now about different aspects of my life from everyday experiences, motherhood, and more all with the hopes of encouraging others. However, for the first time I felt like the character "Elsa" in the movie Frozen… Continue reading My Story Matters , Even If It’s Just For Myself

Journeys In Motherhood, Spiritual Growth and Understanding, The Little Things That Count

A Safe Place

My night senses have grown deeper in being in tune to awake when my twin daughter enters my room at night to run into my bed. It's usually after a bad dream that my sweet daughter Paris calls out "Mom" as her feet pitter -patter quickly through the dark to jump safely into the center… Continue reading A Safe Place

Journeys In Motherhood, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

No More Tripping: A Bulk In The Floor Changed My Life’s Prospective

Finally, we had the eyesore of the ugly bulk fixed on the hardwood floor in the front room. It had been a week since the floor was fixed, but for some reason I kept walking by the spot cautiously to not trip as if the problem was still there. The humor in walking on a… Continue reading No More Tripping: A Bulk In The Floor Changed My Life’s Prospective

Mom Motivation & Empowerment, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

In Due Time : Wait On The Lord

There are times where I must admit that I find humor in thanking God that he didn't waste the energy on centering things in my life by my timing. The older I mature with age my once eagerness in wishing things to happen immediately has grown into developing more patience in life. I wait in… Continue reading In Due Time : Wait On The Lord

Being Authentic, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

Don’t Be Hard To Help

I have two children who are fiercely independent in being strong willed. My son and daughter duo have an age gap of eight years apart, yet they similarly take pride in saying, "I got it Mom" in most scenarios. There are times that it's obvious that they both need a helping hand on separate occassions… Continue reading Don’t Be Hard To Help

Friendship, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

My Sister’s Keeper: Sis, I’m Here

One of my dearest friends asked if it would be okay to get my girls for a visit to give me a little time to myself. I knew she had her own brood of four kiddos under the age of six herself, and I hesitated in not wanting to be a burden. We sat in… Continue reading My Sister’s Keeper: Sis, I’m Here

Mom Motivation & Empowerment, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

You’re Not Alone: ” You Have People!”

My mom comforted us with assurance when we all left home in branching out to the real world of adulthood with a short saying,"Remember, you have people." She shared in her southern accent that no matter what came our way, what challenges we faced, or what the future looked like that we had "people" in… Continue reading You’re Not Alone: ” You Have People!”

Journeys In Motherhood, Mom Motivation & Empowerment, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

When I’m Not At My Strongest I Reach Out To God For Strength

I've learned in taking off my Superwoman cape that there's power and not weakness in owning your vulnerabilities. It takes a lot of courage to admit when you're not at the baseline of your normalcy when balancing life and parenting. I'm humbled in my spirit when I encounter situations that are beyond my control, or… Continue reading When I’m Not At My Strongest I Reach Out To God For Strength

Journeys In Motherhood, The Little Things That Count

Family Table Talks : How A Rickety Table Brings Us Together

I sat down five plates of my famous Hoppin John stew, mixed greens, and buttery cornmeal on our rickety table for Sunday dinner. I have to be very careful if not one of the top planks lifts ups, and I have to move the table carefully holding the legs. I never thought a whack purchase… Continue reading Family Table Talks : How A Rickety Table Brings Us Together

Journeys In Motherhood, Mom Motivation & Empowerment

Knowing Your Worth : 12 Tips To Grow Your Inner Glow

I must admit that there are somedays where I feel on top of the world in growing into my own juggling life and kids. However, there were some periods in my life where I found myself soul searching in trying to cope through challenges in difficult seasons in understanding my true worth as a woman.… Continue reading Knowing Your Worth : 12 Tips To Grow Your Inner Glow

Family Learning, Family Matters, Mom Motivation & Empowerment

6 Simple Ways To Encourage Home Literacy As A Family

I love books! Books were a great escape for me as child to explore the world around me. I wanted to afford my children the opportunity to have that same passion for reading here at home. My mother instilled in my siblings and I the importance of reading, but as a former homeschooling mom and… Continue reading 6 Simple Ways To Encourage Home Literacy As A Family

Family Matters, Fatherhood

Give Dads Credit : Let’s Not Neglect Father’s Day

Most of us can agree that there's a night and day difference between Mother's Day and Father's Day on a huge scale in reverence. There's a subtleness of walking on eggshells of what's appropriate to say or not to say unlike Mother's Day to not offend anyone, bring up bad memories, or to give credit… Continue reading Give Dads Credit : Let’s Not Neglect Father’s Day

Family Matters, Family Road Trip, The Little Things That Count

Close Connections: Adult Sibling Relationships

I can't visit the city of Atlanta without my daughters wanting to visit their Uncle Bryce's home to connect with their cousins. I find joy in seeing how genuinely close our children are despite the distance we share in living in two different cities. I found a new sense of gratitude on one of my… Continue reading Close Connections: Adult Sibling Relationships

Family Management, Journeys In Motherhood, Purpose Filled Mommy

10 Tips To Limit Screen Time As A Family In Becoming More Engaged

It happened suddenly from seeing my younger children excited to use their kiddie tablets to swipe their touch screens for learning games to binge watching their now favorite YouTube personalities. I noticed the histrionics when anyone in the home couldn't find their cellphones, tablets, or the television remote deciding that it was time to admit… Continue reading 10 Tips To Limit Screen Time As A Family In Becoming More Engaged

Mom Motivation & Empowerment, Spiritual Growth and Understanding

The Lord Will Fight For You

I can remember an old childhood saying, "Handle my lightweight" in playing teasing neighborhood games. It didn't take long for the years leading up to adulthood to sink in where I encountered real battles to fight, and I couldn't use my on strength in fighting the battles that faced me alone. The Lord can handle… Continue reading The Lord Will Fight For You

Have Patience, Journeys In Motherhood, The Little Things That Count

Allowing Our Children To Help Isn’t An Inconvenience

Every perfectionist or do it all by themselves mom will admit that we occasionally have a cringe moment when our children attempt to jump in to lend a helping hand. It's not like we don't want our children to help out, but our stubbornness in having things specifically our way can sometimes get the best… Continue reading Allowing Our Children To Help Isn’t An Inconvenience